November 24, 2020
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Objections put brakes on plans for large new apartment block in centre of Waterford town

Plans to build a five-storey apartment block in the centre of a county Waterford town have hit a snag after the decision to allow the development to go ahead was appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

In September last year developers Eoin O’Brien and Alan O’Connor applied to Waterford City and County Council to build a five-storey, 22 unit apartment block and a three-storey, 11 unit apartment block on a site at 69 &70 O’Connell Street in Dungarvan, where Keohan’s Cleaners used to be located.

Last month Waterford City and County Council granted permission for the five-storey development to proceed, with 19 conditions met. However, planners refused to grant permission for the three-storey apartment block.

Now the developers have received another setback after the decision to grant permission for the five-storey building was appealed to An Bord Pleanála. Two parties registered objections to the council’s decision.

An Bord Pleanála will now examine the plans. A decision on whether the development can go ahead will be made by February 16 next year.

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